Citizenship Reform 2.0 Returns To Parliament Next Month

Citizenship reform is back and ready to be debated in Federal Parliament next month, with questions remaining over the difficulty of the citizenship test. Citizenship Minister, Alan Tudge, visited Perth and met with Ian Goodenough, speaking to migrant residents about their concerns over citizenship. Mr Goodenough said the citizenship amendment bill will require applicants to…

Minister’s reaction to 24 hour Police Stations’ Low Visitor Numbers

A WA Police internal briefing note revealed that Armadale, Cockburn and Ellenbrook stations, now open 24 hours, were said to be unvisited after midnight. Extended opening hours till 7pm at Forrestfield, Belmont and Canningvale also saw few attendees, with an average across the three stations of five people over five days. Police Union President, George…

Criminal Cash to Fund WA Community Legal Services

The State government through a funding rescue package to ensure community legal centres (CLC) keep their doors open. Funds will be drawn from the Criminal Property Confiscations Grants fund for a rescue package to provide important legal services across the state. “Access to justice for all citizens is a critical issue, particularly for those who…

Sanderson Appointed to St John of God Board Chair

Kerry Sanderson has been appointed as the new Chair of St John of God Health Care Board. Ms Sanderson will replace Tony Howarth AO from May 1, who is stepping down after 14 years of leadership after concluding her three and half year term as governor. “Kerry has excellent credentials to lead out organisation as…

Motorcycle Rider Dies Following Canning Vale Crash

Police are seeking information into the death of a motorcycle rider after a crash in Canning Vale yesterday. A black and white Honda motorcycle was travelling in a northerly direction on Bannister Road, Canning Vale at around 4:05pm when it collided with a white For F350 utility at the intersection of Bannister Road and Vulcan…

Train Jumper Caught on CCTV, Remains on the Run

Police are continuing the hunt for a man believed to have jumped from the roof of a moving train in Fremantle on Saturday, releasing images of the man. The man was seen walking north on Stirling Highway at around 10:20am before loitering in the train station carpark. He was seen to then jump over a…

Beekeeping Course Set to Grow WA Jobs, Honey Production

A Beekeeping traineeship will be offered for the first time in Western Australia, in an effort to support the state’s high demand honey industry. The State Government will establish a Certificate III in Beekeeping to produce workers with a high level of skills to maintain the high quality of Western Australian honey production. “By listening…

Police Car Search Yields Drugs in Traffic Stop

WA Police have allegedly uncovered a quantity of drugs during a routine traffic stop in Eglinton. Police were patrolling Marmion Avenue on 10 April when they stopped a Mitsubishi Lancer at 10:20am carrying a 27-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman. It will be alleged, officers located and seized approximately 18 grams of MDMA and 6…

Motorbike Rider in Serious Condition After Melville Crash

A motorcyclist is in a serious condition in hospital after being thrown from his motorcycle in Melville. The 27-year-old man was riding his motorcycle east in the middle lane on Leach Highway at about 8:30pm on 10 April, when he struck the right side of a car travelling in front of him near Rome Road.…

“Bring Back Corporal Punishment” to Cut Youth School Violence: Expert

A youth expert has called for the return of corporal punishment in classrooms to help cut youth violence in schools. Police & Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) WA CEO John Gillespie said stronger disciplinary measures were needed to ensure school students were “behaving properly in the classroom and also in the playground” while also protecting teachers…